Matt Sexton

Senior Vice President, Southeast Regional Director, Conservation Acquisition


Headshot of Matt Sexton.

Based in Florida, Matt chairs The Conservation Fund’s Conservation Acquisition committee and serves on the Executive Committee. His passion is conservation and he has led efforts in Florida and the Virgin Islands to protect lands ranging from sea turtle nesting beaches to working agricultural lands (186 projects, 78,000 acres, $525 million value).  Regionally, his team has completed over 580 projects totaling over 781,000 acres.

Matt joined The Conservation Fund as an intern in 1993 and has grown with the organization, playing many roles over the years. He is the President of the Red Bay Stronghold Foundation, which preserves the ceremonial grounds of the Independent Traditional Seminole Nation.

Matt has contributed to conservation in Costa Rica and has been a contributing author to books on land use and rural economic development.

Matt has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Miami University and a master’s in Public Administration/Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Contact:  msexton@conservationfund.org    Phone: 561-512-0019     Office: Stuart, Florida


PROJECTS

Conserving the Loxa-Lucie Headwaters—a Mosaic of Florida’s Critical Wetlands

For decades, the State of Florida and its residents in northern Palm Beach County and southern Martin County have been working...